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talking about libya, the middle east and ambassador chris stevens. the speech, which was seen by american voters and viewers around the world, mentioned stevens 12 times. as the president paid tribute to him right from the start. >> chris stevens loved his work. he took pride in the country he served, and he saw dignity in the people that he met. and two weeks ago, he traveled to benghazi to review plans to establish a new cultural center and modernize a hospital. that's when america's compound came under attack. >> that's the first we learned about exactly what stevens was doing in benghazi, a city the u.s. had been warned was not safe. and the president continued in his speech vowing to find the killers. >> the attacks on the civilians in benghazi were attacks on america. we are grateful for the assistance we received from the libyan government, and from the libyan people. there should be no doubt that we will be relentless in tracking down the killers and bringing them to justice. >> relentless in tracking down the killers, and bringing them to justice. it's a promise. but does that pr
diary. for more on this, i'm joined by "new york times" reporter steven lee myers. and daniel byman, director of the center for peace and security studies at georgetown university. steven lee myers, let me start with you. two top administration officials say it was terrorism. one makes a direct link to an al qaeda group but how much and what exactly is known at this point about the attack in benghazi? >> well, i think administration is clearly trying to learn more. from the first day they've launched an investigation headed by the f.b.i., of course. then you have an internal review. and they've been very careful not to jump to conclusions, if you will. and that's led them to sort of change-- not change, evolve their story a little bit each day. you learn a little bit more. the question of whether or not it was a terrorist attack. initially it seemed to be more of a mob or riot that was prompted by the video that's been circulating and causing protests across the region. that now seems not to have been the case. it seems to have been a much more organized attack that was perhaps spar
with the president. after the death of chris stevens. the anti-muslim video that provoked the protests while defending the right to free speech. >> obama: americans have fought and died around the globe to protect the right of all people to express their views. even views we profoundly disagree with. and on this, we must agree there is no speech that justifies mindless violence. there are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. there's no video that justifies an attack on an embassy. >> eliot: the president warned iran that while it still had time to demonstrate its nuclear program was peaceful, that time was not unlimited. >> obama: make no mistake a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained and that's why the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> eliot: the president also spoke out against human trafficking in a speech at the clinton global initiative. a little earlier, it was mitt romney who basked in the former president clinton's presence before
and three others. >> i would like to begin today by telling you about an american named chris stevens. >> reporter: the president told world leaders that the slain u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens, had gone to benghazi to establish a cultural center and help modernize a hospital. >> today we must declare this violence and intolerance has no place. >> reporter: it's still unclear what motivated the terrorist attack but president obama focused on that anti-muslim video made in california explaining why the u.s. can't and won't ban a movie that mr. obama himself described as crude and disgusting. >> i know that not all countries in this body share this particular understanding of the protection of free speech. we recognize that. but in 2012 at a time when anyone with a cell phone can spread offensive views around the world with the click of a button, the notion that we can control the flow of information is obsolete. >> reporter: a lot has changed since this group of leaders met a year ago. egypt and tunisia have held free elections, libya's dictator, moammar gadhafi was deposed a
, christopher stevens, died in that attack, and top republicans in the house and senate are now demanding more information. including specific communications between the embassy and our ambassador and the state department prior to those murders. fox news chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is live in washington with more. catherine, what are we learning now about these new letters? >> reporter: thank you, megyn. fox first obtaining this letter sent by the head of the house intelligence armed services appropriations judiciary and foreign relations committees, significantly they have oversight on this issue. it says they are, quote: disturbed by the public statements made by members of the administration that would lead the american public to believe this attack was a protest gone wrong. we stand to return to washington. and right after that briefing thursday by the secretary of state clinton and the director of national intelligence, lawmakers said there were not a lot of specifics. >> they did give some information but said that nothing that they said could be talked about outs
follow up. not at all the way to run an investigation. >> u.s. embassy chris steven and three of his staff died in the attack. now, republicans are outraged at conflicting information coming from the white house. the attack was first linked to the anti-islamic film and now the white house is calling it a terrorist attack. but sources say investigators knew it was a terrorist attack all along. remember cnn obtained ambassador stevens' journal and found that he was worried about an attack. >> i think the fact that they are trying to blame it on not a terrorist attack comes right to the heart of the fact that this is a president that took nato aund the united states into an offensive action, into libya, without a clear stated policies. >> western told something consistent with what the administration was saying publicly. it got out of hand and there republican fortunate consequences, doesn't make sense if you just look at common sense earthquake the fact th-- common the fact it was 9/11, it was a highly sophisticated attack. you get into the evidence it doesn't add up. >> joining us is
words. chris stevens. >> our future will be determined by people like chris stevens and not his killer. >> the president called a privately produced a video that angered muslims screwed into disgusting. he affirmed the american ideal of free speech. let me be clear, america wants to resolve this issue through diplomacy. we believe that there is still time and space to do so. >> he also called for an end to the regime of the syrian president. >> the president in the midst of a bruising election battle ended with the theme from his last campaign. he thinks libyans who marched against the mobs. >> in a decision to thousand " we are six weeks away from the presidential election. both mitt romney and paul riot are in a critical state of ohio polls show that they have some catching up to do. >> you are used to being targeted, you're used to be one of those of battleground states within your power is the ability to very well decide not just to will be the next president of the united states, but what kind of country we will have. >> won a new poll says the president is now leading romne
like to begin today by telling you about an american named chris stevens. >> reporter: the president told world leaders that the slain u.s. ambassador to libya, chris ste vaccines, had gone to benghazi to establish a cultural center and help modernize a hospital. >> today we must declare this violence and intolerance has no place. >> reporter: it's still unclear what motivated the terrorist attack but president obama focused on that anti-muslim video made in california explaining why the u.s. can't and won't ban a movie that mr. obama himself described as crude and disgusting. >> i know that not all countries in this body share this particular understanding of the protection of free speech. we recognize that. but in 2012 at a time when anyone with a cell phone can spread offensive views around the world with the click of a button, the notion that we can control the flow of information is obsolete. >> reporter: a lot has changed since this group of leaders met a year ago. egypt and tunisia have held free election, libya's dictator, moammar gadhafi was deposed and killed. but the presi
, it is an obligation to host country and it is our obligation to assess and from his diaries, chris stevens was concerned about that. >> one of the things that's going on now is they're looking into al qaeda's influence in mali and they're concerned about that here. politics. >> politics. >> you've been there. >> you had to bring that up. >> remember? does the romney campaign, is it in trouble? does it need to do something different than it's doing? >> well, i think it's obvious that there are ups and downs in these campaigns. >> but time's running out, isn't it? >> well, obviously time marches on and we're looking forward to the debates, as you know, and there have been difficulties and you have to give the president credit for the campaign there which is, by the way, the most vicious i have ever observed as far as their attacks on mitt romney are concerned, but politics isn't going away, but i think we're going to keep moving with one foot ahead of the other and i would be talking about this failed foreign policy whether it be in iraq, whether it's disintegrating or in afghanistan where w
. after losing chris stevens and the other americans there, there's a lot of pressure, a lot of people are pressuring susan rice to make more of a comment on the attack in the libya, frankly, they want her to backtrack her comments on the sunday morning talk shows when she said, oh, this was spore rad dick. you know, what should she do? what would you advise her to do? >> my guess is she was told to take one for the team, and they gave her this line, and she went out and peddled it on five sunday morning shows. she had no, no basis for any independent knowledge of what happened in libya. but i think, really, the problem is the administration's. it was an ideological response, they didn't want to admit that we had problems with al-qaeda still in libya, and now they're going to pay a price in terms of their credibility. i think if this gets investigated more thoroughly, it'll have an election impact. cheryl: once his diary came out, i think that's where -- >> yeah. they had no answer for that, basically. cheryl: ambassador john bolton, thank you. nice to see you, as always. >>> still to
that and of course, now we know from ambassador stevens' diaries that he was concerned about the security. all of us knew about these militias, some had been infiltrated by al-qaeda radical islamist elements. there is allegations, i don't a former gitmoue, one of the detainee. >> brian: that is in our report, we're standing behind it. you always tell it like it is. the fact is that were they flat outlying or you believe they were that much in the dark? i don't know what's worst, but i want to know your opinion. >> i have no idea. look, you got to put this in context very quickly. iraq, after sacrificing over 4,000 lives, is deteriorating. al-qaeda is back there. iranian airplanes are flying with airplanes. afghanistan, they just had a very sophisticated attack on one of the most heavily defended bases. six aircraft, $200 million were just lost. we can't train and organize with them. iran does not believe we are going to attack and of course, in syria, 25,000 people have been massacred. the president for the first time spoke up on their behalf, but didn't say we would do anything about it. >> brian:
.s. consulate in libya that killed four americans, including ax chris stevens. nbc's ann curry sat down with libya's new president last night for an exclusive interview. >> reporter: would you call the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi an act of terrorism? >> i have no doubt about that, and it's a pre-planned act of terrorism directed against american citizens. >> reporter: what is your evidence that it was a pre-planned act of terrorism? >> number one, is choosing the date, 11th of september. it has all the significance. we take the facts about the way it was executed. can you see there's enough proof that it is a pre-planned act of terrorism. >> reporter: describe the attack based on your investigation. >> it's too early for me to give the details, but it was launched with a high degree of accuracy which means the perpetrators must have had some kind of exercise on how to hit and launch these rockets. >> reporter: you're confirming that rpgs were used in the initial attack. >> mortars. >> reporter: mortars were use in the subsequent attack. >> at the safe house, yes. >> reporte
stevens and three other americans were killed in that attack. cnn intelligence correspondent suzanne kelly joins me live from washington. did intelligence agencies really not have enough formation, or were they covering up parts, as some are suggesting? >> that's a great question, and i think what we're starting to see now is a little bit behind the curtain, if you will, with the intelligence community coming out with this very unusual statement really about what it knew. although it's not nailing down exactly the timeline. now, you have to remember in those first 24 hours after this attack, things were coming in, they were initial assessments and the intelligence community is basically saying look, guys, we know that initial assessments are sometimes wrong because you just haven't gathered enough information yet. but let me read to you what shawn turner said. he's the director of communications for the office of the director of national intelligence, the president's top intelligence adviser here. as we learn more about the attack, we revised our initial assessment to reflect new informati
of runners took part over the weekend in the annual tunnel to towers run. >> named for steven siller, a new york city fire fighter who died that day. the race retraces the path siller took from the brooklyn battery tunnel to world trade center wearing 60 pounds of gear strapped to his back. he ran through the tunnel with all the gear on to a burning building. an amazing guy. >>> a much different kind of competition we'll show you. one that pits man against deer. with spectacular results. >> skateboarders, fully equipped with safety gear headed down the mountain, all going well. until a deer seemingly appears out of nowhere. slams into one of the borders. >> we are told the deer wasn't injured. the skateboarder probably just still eating dust. got to look out for the deer. >> it is so true. deer crossings, car or skateboarder. looks like a bed check. like a hockey check. >> check this out. yeah. >> yeah. >> thank goodness he is okay. looks kind of steep. like it falls off a little bit. >> are we sure the deer is okay? >> guess we are sure the skateboarder is okay. the deer apparently ran off
that chris stevens was deeply concerned about that. >> one of the interesting aspects of the u.n. session going on now is they are looking into al qaeda's influence in mali. they are concerned about it here. politics. >> politics. >> you've been there. >> you had to bring that up. >> 2008. does the romney campaign, is it in trouble? does it need to do something different than it's doing? >> well, i think it's obvious that there's ups and downs in these campaigns. obviously time marches on. we're looking forward to the debates, as you know and there have been difficulties and you have to give the president credit for the campaign they are running, which is by the way the most vicious that i have ever observed as far as their attacks on mitt romney are concerned. but politics isn't a bean bag. i think we'll keep moving one foot ahead of the other. i would be talking about this failed foreign policy whether in iraq where it's disintegrating, in afghanistan where we can no longer train and equip afghan soldiers, whether in iran where our biggest problem seems to be between the united states a
it all. echols was convicted for the 1993 murders of these three 8-year-old boys, steven branch, michael moore, and christopher byers. jason baldwin and jesse misskelley jr. were sent away for life. then just last year in august, after the documentary paradise lost there is multiple documentaries about the injustices in this case and decades of legal wrangling, the west memphis three were able to cut a deal. and here they were. do you remember these pictures? walking out, walking out free, but there's an asterisk to this. not exonerated, officially they are not innocent in the eyes of the law. it was called the alfred plea. they accepted it. that meant they admitted to no crime, agreed there is enough evidence to convict them. and damien echols joins me live from los angeles. and, damien, first before we get started, i want to say welcome and your book is truly a fascinating read. we had this conversation at commercial break about your glasses and you can't see without them, tell me why. >> well, a lot of it is due to the fact that i didn't see sunlight for almost ten years while i was i
that killed four americans as you know including chris stevens, the american ambassador to libya. defense secretary leon panetta said yesterday that it took some time to gather feedback on exactly what took place there. and there are still many unanswered questions that need to be resolved. >> what terrorists were involved, i think, still remains to be determined by the investigation. but it clearly was a group of terrorists who conducted that attack against that facility. >> the fbi is investigating the attack but agents are not yet sure -- not yet on the ground in benghazi due to concerns about security, which is ongoing there. they're still in tripoli. and sources tell cnn that the consulate site remains unsecured, as well. meanwhile, staff is being removed from the u.s. embassy in tripoli due to security reasons. >>> there's this major development. the men who made that anti-muslim film that ignited protests across the muslim world, he's in custody in los angeles this morning. but authorities claim it had nothing to do with the movie. he was ordered head yesterday on alleged parole vi
spoke beautifully about chris stevens. i think the editorial opinion this morning is very favorable to him. >> and to your point, i think he did speak very clearly. he did speak very forcefully and beautifully. but i think what republicans are saying is to what end? we have been speaking beautifully about these topics for four years now and the centrifuges are still turning in iran. >> right. and mahmoud ahmadinejad will speak at the u.n. today and he does what he wants, says what he wants and does what he wants. so the question is, does anybody listen? >> and frankly president obama has been talking about the iranian problem. he's been talking about israel and the palestinians. he's been talking about syria and many of the issues which present real challenges for the united states foreign policy. and there are very few -- >> how about looking at some polls here. when you look at the cnn $orc poll, who handles foreign policy the best? obama, 49%. romney, 46%. margaret? go ahead. >> absolutely. this is a strong suit for president obama, but we have also seen the numbers soften in the
and no one wants to take blame for messing up the arab spring. >> the u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens was wrong those killed in that attacks. >>> mitt romney and president obama will both be campaigning in virginia today. they were both in ohio yesterday. you see a trend here? check out the gop challenger in suburban cleveland. getting his hands dirty with the host of discovery's "dirty job" show. the president also in ohio visiting the campus of bowling green yesterday. he promised to create 1 million manufacturing jobs in the next four years if he is re-elected. >>> new technology may make pumping air into your tires a thing of the past. starting next year, goodyear says it will test technology that actually inflates tires while the car is rolling. here's how it works. a sensor detacts one pressure is low, the car's weight compresses a tube built into the tire that injects air into it until it reaches optimal pressure. no more use for the gauges. >> cars that drive on their own, what is this world coming to? >> i need this right now. my tire pressure is low. i keep putting it off. >
of speech. nothing could undo the tragic death of ambassador stevens. some very interesting things in his speech. good speech. >> let's go to iran. >> yeah. >> you know, there are obviously a lot of criticisms for not meeting with the president. is there anything at this point that the united states could be doing that it is not doing beyond taking a step, a clear step toward all-auout war? >> the united stateses is working with other powers including united kingdom. they've made it clear the path iran is on is highly dangerous. it's absolutely right. we're giving iran every opportunity to show that their program is safe. they're not taking it. the president has said and all the other parties agree, this is not an unlimited time iran has got. >> we never get anywhere with iran. you used the words "negotiated solution." what does that mean? they're a country that seems be playing cat and mouse all the time. >> there are two alternatives here. one is that it's good. the other two are bad. one is a nuclear-capful iran and the other is a strike on iran that will cree pro deuce a physical reac
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